GCSE, Functional Skills and Entry Level Certificates

The Yellow House school offers a diverse and comprehensive range of subjects tailored to the individual cohort of pupils as far as is reasonably possible. In recent years, we have offered an increasing range  of courses to accommodate the various needs of our pupils. Generally, our  qualifications and courses offer is listed below.  However, if a pupil comes to us with a specific qualification in mind, we may be able to offer it.  

GCSE's courses offered at The Yellow House include:
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Science - Biology
  • Science - Physics
  • Art and Design
  • Physical Education

Functional Skills courses offered at The Yellow House include:
  • English -Level 1 and 2
  • Mathematics - Level 1 and 2

Entry Level Courses offered at The Yellow House include:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Additional Science
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Independent Living
  • Health and Fitness
  • Creative Media
  • Humanities

We also utilise the fantastic ASDAN Gardening qualification as part of our Yellow Shed Project

Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements are intended to allow attainment to be demonstrated. Some arrangements are permitted by the centre, others by the awarding bodies and must be approved before any exams or assessments are taken.
Access arrangements should not give that candidate an unfair advantage over others. The intention is, as far as possible, that all pupils should have an equal opportunity when sitting their exams, and not be placed at a disadvantage over others because of the means used to examine them.  A judgement must be made by a specialist assessor to show that the candidate’s knowledge can only be accessed properly through the employment of a specific access arrangement. The following access arrangements can be tested for by the school:
  • Reader
  • Computer Reader
  • Scribe
  • Transcript
  • Extra time
  • Rest breaks
  • Prompt
  • Use of laptop
  • Modified script – larger print
We utilise the expertise of a team of our JCQ approved specialist assessors to individually assess each pupil.  In addition, we consult and use any relevant data we hold such as up to date Secondary School EP reports.
Any access arrangements that we are granted by the Examination Boards can then be used throughout the GCSE examination period, where applicable.